Giving Insights® is the new name for the monthly Podcast Series produced by Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. Every month the series will address important issues facing our communities and the world. There will be conversations with thought leaders and change-makers who explore what is happening post-Pandemic and what the challenges and opportunities for philanthropy and for all of us are as we navigate a changing landscape.
Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd, is a global philanthropic advisory firm helping high net worth and ultra-high net worth donors achieve greater impact with their charitable dollars since 2000.
Beyond Politics: A Conversation on Immigration
Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), one of the nation’s preeminent immigrant and human rights advocacy organizations, and Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., discuss immigration and the migrant crisis which has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades.
Part 2: HATE! Why is hate so prevalent in our society and what can we do about it.
This two-part series looks at the causes for, and ways to address, hate, hostility, and prejudice in our communities and across the country. Following up on the conversation with Ken Stern in May, we talk with Eric Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center and a Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Eric has spent the last 30 years exploring the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate, and violence.
Episode 7: HATE! Why it’s so prevalent in our society and what can we do about it.
This is the first in a two-part series that looks at the causes and ways to address hate, hostility, and prejudices that seem to be more virulent than ever before. Ken Stern, Director of the Bard College Center for Hate explores:
- Why people hate
- The need for a more systemic approach to addressing the root causes and impact of the growing hostility and violence that is so pervasive in our society
- How we can create a larger framework for addressing hatred in our society
What’s Happening to Philanthropy?
Teri Behrens, Executive Director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley University and Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., discuss The Johnson Center’s 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021. They will explore:
How the next generation of philanthropists is influencing the direction of philanthropy
What trends were driven by the Pandemic
What anyone should think about when spending their charitable resources
Episode 5: Integrating Investments and Philanthropy: A Unique Perspective
Jennifer Astone, Founder and Principal of Integrated Capital Investing; a philanthropic thought leader and prominent voice in financial activism, talks about how donors can creatively invest to achieve the greatest impact in the issue areas they care most about. As Jen says, “you do not have to give up a return on your investment, you just have to employ the tools that exist to align your financial resources for maximum impact.”
Episode 4: Covid Kids. How is the Next Generation impacted by the Pandemic
Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President and Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute and Dr. Christina Biedermann, Associate Professor at Adler University talk about the impact and implications of Covid-19 on children and their communities. They discuss the potential long term impact of the Pandemic on young children unless the symptoms of emotional problems are recognized early. This lively discussion provides preventative suggestions for parents and educators.